Saturday, May 18, 2013
The blaze was reported at 8:21 p.m. Friday with heavy fire on the first floor extending to the second floor; three units were ultimately deemed uninhabitable after multiple fire agencies helped to extinguish it.
Palatine firefighters responded to a blaze at the Lake Louise Condominiums, 516 N. Wilke Rd. Friday night, and four of its residents were unable to go back to their units after it was extinguished. No injuries to civilians or firefighters were sustained. The call came in at 8:21 p.m., and by 8:27 p.m., Palatine firefighters were on the scene where heavy fire had been reported on the first floor, and had extended to the second floor and into the attic above, according to a Palatine Fire Department press release. The release states firefighters had to access the roof with an aerial tower to cut a ventilation hole, to release heat, gas and smoke. Firefighters searched all of the units, and meanwhile called for a Box Alarm through the Mutual…
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Residents living in the 200 block of Cedarwood Court were not home on Tuesday at noon when the fire was reported by a passer-by. A cat succumbed to heavy smoke damage, which caused the single family house to be uninhabitable.
The residents of a Palatine home were fortunately not home Tuesday afternoon as a fire with heavy smoke caused the family cat to perish and left the home uninhabitable. The call came in at noon Tuesday, November 20 from a passer-by, who reported smoke coming from the tri-level, single family home located at 229 E. Cedarwood Court. Palatine firefighters were on the scene within minutes, and began to extinguish the fire and ventilate for smoke and other gases. It was declared under control at 12:11 p.m. During a search, it was discovered a cat in the residence succumbed to heavy smoke. The cause of the fire remains under investigation and estimates on damage were not immediately available. The Palatine Fire Department reminds residents to…
Sunday, January 22, 2012
A woman was pulled from icy water at Hamilton Reservoir Saturday.
Palatine Fire officials said that a woman who fell into icy water at Hamilton Reservoir while attempting to help her dog is OK. The fire department received the call at about 4:13 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, said Palatine Fire Battalion Chief Doug Hoyt. Hoyt said that although most of the reservoir at 1037 N. Smith St., was frozen, there was an open area of water in the middle. He said that he believed the woman's dog had fallen into the water and that she attempted to help it. "When we got there [the dog] was out but she was in need of assistance," Hoyt said. Palatine Police Officers Dave Brandwein and Police Assistant Kevin Freese were the first on the scene. Police said that Brandwein and Freese crawled to the 45-year-old woman and puller …
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
The Palatine Fire Department promoted eight firefighters and held badge pinning for six new firefighters.
The Palatine Fire Department promoted eight firefighters and introduced six new firefighters during the Monday Village Council meeting. Bill Gabrenya and Pat Gratzianna were promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief. Doug Hoyt and Fred Johnson were promoted to the rank of Battalion Chief. Randy Dowell and Anthony Lavacchi were promoted to Captain. Dave Huemann and Keith VonderHeide were promoted to Lieutenant. Palatine also welcomed six new firefighters: Matt Vonau, Beau Buhs, Chris Farnsworth, Russ Hammer, Alan Stenger and Dallas Hoag.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Two people were injured Tuesday in an apartment fire.
One man was injured in an apartment fire in the 1400 block of Carol Court Tuesday. The Palatine Fire Department received the call at about 6:32 p.m. Firefighters arrived on the scene to find fire and smoke showing from the window of a secon floor apartment. Fire officials said that there were four people in the apartment at the time. The Cook County Sheriff's Department arrived before firefighters and were able to help evacuate the building, a press release stated. A man suffered minor burns and a woman had to be transported for a medical condition while firefighters were on the scene. Both individuals were transported to Northwest Community Hospital. Fire officials said that the other five units of the building still were habitable …
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
A Palatine man was taken to Loyola University Medical Center with burns following a an early morning apartment fire.
One man was injured in an apartment building fire that began around 1 a.m. in the 1900 block of N. Green Lane North. Palatine Police officers were the first on the scene and assisted residents in evacuating the building, a press release from the fire department states. One adult male suffered burn injuries and was taken to Northwest Community Hospital and later was transferred to Loyola University Medical Center. Palatine firefighters could see heavy smoke from an open second floor balcony sliding door of the six-unit building when they arrived. The fire was under control by about 1:22 a.m., the press release states. Palatine was assisted by the Arlington Heights Fire Department. Palatine Neighborhood services determined the building was …
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Residents near the corner of Illinois Avenue and White Willow Bay had to deal with a gas leak Wednesday.
A natural gas leak Wednesday caused a brief evacuation of some homes near Illinois Avenue and White Willow Bay. The Palatine Fire Department received the call at about 8:01 a.m. A press release from the fire department states that a work crew that was drilling hit a 4 inch gas main. The area was closed to traffic while the fire department monitored the gas leak. Fire officials also advised staff at Hunting Ridge School and Fremd High School of the situation. Homeowners in the area were advised to stay inside and keep their doors and windows closed. The fire department said that no gas was detected in any homes. NICOR had the leak stopped by 12:53 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30. The Palatine Fire Department would like to remind all residents that …
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
The Palatine Fire Department fought a fire in the 200 block of Park Drive Monday.
No one was seriously injured after a fire Monday in the 200 block of Park Drive in the Plum Grove Estates subdivision. The Palatine Fire Department received the call at about 3:48 p.m. A smokey haze was visible around the one-story single family home when firefighters arrived. Palatine Battalion Chief Patrick Gratzianna said a couple in their 60s was at home when the fire started. Gratzianna said one of the residents was treated at the scene for minor smoke inhalation. The fire began in the furnace and firefighters were able to contain the damage which was estimated to be about $5,000. Gratzianna said some cardboard and other materials were stored near the furnace. "The fire is reported to have been caused by cardboard and other …
The Palatine Police Department helped a man in a wheel chair evacuate his home during a fire early Tuesday morning.
The Palatine Police Department helped a man in a wheelchair escape his burning home early Tuesday morning. The Palatine Fire Department received a call at about 4:21 a.m. of a fire in a home in the 1700 block of North Jarvis Court. "There was only one person there," Palatine Fire Battalion Chief Patrick Gratzianna said. "The resident called and said there was a fire in the bed and he was trying to put water on the mattress." Gratzianna said the resident was in his 40s. Smoking in bed was the likely cause of the fire, he added. The caller told dispatchers he was trapped in the home. Gratzianna said that three Palatine police officers arrived on the scene within five minutes of the call, entered the home and were able to help the man out of …
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
The Palatine Fire Department will host a memorial ceremony honoring the sacrifice of Wesley Comfort III and Leonard Nebel who lost their lives in the line-of-duty.
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Wednesday, September 28, 2011
The Palatine Fire Department will host a brief memorial ceremony honoring the service and sacrifice of firefighters Wesley Comfort III and Leonard Nebel. Comfort and Nebel were killed in the line-of-duty when their fire engine collided with a passenger train in downtown Palatine on Oct. 1, 1946. The memorial service will be held at the Palatine Firefighters Memorial near the intersection of N. Brockway and W. Slade Streets in downtown Palatine and is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. on Oct. 1 and last approximately 20 minutes, a press release from the department states. Members of the Palatine Fire Department will speak, the Palatine Fire Department Honor Guard will present the flags and members of the department will present a memorial wreath.